Red-eared slider

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Red-eared slider
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied). Engraving made in 1865 by Karl Bodmer, who accompanied the authority on his expedition.
At the Cincinnati Zoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Anapsida
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Trachemys
Species: T. scripta
Subspecies: T. s. elegans
Trinomial name
Trachemys scripta elegans
(Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
Synonyms[1]
  • Emys elegans Wied, 1839
  • Emys holbrookii Gray, 1844
  • Emys sanguinolenta Gray, 1856
  • Trachemys elegans Agassiz, 1857
  • Clemmys elegans Strauch, 1862
  • Trachemys holbrooki Gray, 1863 (ex errore)
  • Trachemys holbrookii Gray, 1869
  • Trachemys lineata Gray, 1873
  • Pseudemys elegans Cope, 1875
  • Chrysemys elegans Boulenger, 1889
  • Chrysemys scripta var. elegans Boulenger, 1889
  • Chrysemys palustris elegans Lindholm, 1929
  • Pseudemys troostii elegans Stejneger & Barbour, 1939
  • Pseudemys scripta elegans Cagle, 1944
  • Trachemys scripta elegans Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys scripta elagans Fong, Parham & Fu, 2002 (ex errore)
  • Trachemys scripta elgans Fong, Parham & Fu, 2002 (ex errore)

The red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is a semi-aquatic turtle. It belongs to the family Emydidae. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States. It lives in Southern United States. It is also found in many other places as an invasive species. They can be found in the US state of California where it was introduced.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 207 - 208. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. http://www.webcitation.org/5v20ztMND. Retrieved 29 May 2012.